Saturday, November 24, 2012

This and That

These last few days have absolutely flew by. You would like for them  to go a little slower. How many of you were brave and went shopping on Black Friday? 
Thanksgiving was spent at my son and daughter-in-laws.along with my daughter, son-in-law and my three grandsons. It was really wonderful because the girls did the cooking. I just had to show up. They were about ready to call me because I was later getting there then they thought I would be.
The boys were going to ride horses, but Cleo didn't want to cooperate. She hadn't been rode lately and she didn't want to be rode. They didn't seem to mind that they didn't get to. My oldest did ride her and a couple of times I thought he was going off, but he stayed on her for which I was very thankful for. 
Later in the day after hubby had talked to everyone by phone, I went and spent the rest of the day with him. I took some of his daughter's apple pie made from scratch, and some cranberry mini tarts made by his grandson Matt. He has a very poor appetite which is due to all of the medication that he is taking. 
On Friday, my daughter-in-law , oldest two grandsons, and I went to Jamesport, Missouri. We did a lot of walking looking at the craft show which was located in different buildings. I didn't see anything that I couldn't live without. I did go to the fabric shop, the bakery, and the grocery store. I found some old-fashioned candy that we had at Christmas time when I was a child. At the bakery, I bought me a cinnamon roll, a little pie, and got a fried pie to try. I, also, did find a small container of strawberry jam that was meant more for one person.  Today I had to go to the pharmacy, that I really didn't want to do. People were so rude. I really don't understand what their problem was.
I thought I would show you a couple of tea towels and pillowcases that I have been working on lately. I did start a baby quilt today while I was visiting my hubby. He would be talking and then just doze off. They told me it was because of medications, but it makes me wonder if I am really getting told right. .
Tomorrow I am on a mission to find a small size bottle of Woolite. I need it to wash a tea towel that I just finished that is sold.  I guess I will try the regular grocery store and see if I have any luck tomorrow. I don't want a big bottle because I just don't have the need for it. Did you all have a good Thanksgiving? Did you eat to much like a lot of us did? I think I walked a lot of mine off, but I did get a care package to bring home of left overs. I just finished them off tonight.  Well it is getting late so I think I will hit the sack or should say go to bed. Take care and enjoy your weekend. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends in blog land. I have missed you all, but just haven't  had enough hours at the moment. I finished my last craft show this past Sunday for the year. I was embroidering a tea towel while I set there and I sold it before I even had it done. I will be probably delivering it this week.. I just have to keep the hands very busy right now to give me other things to think about other then what is going on with my other half. . 
All I have to do for Thanksgiving is just show up at my son and daughter-in-law's house for dinner. The kids feel like mom has enough on her plate at the present time and they are looking after me.  My son called from Louisiana tonight to check on mom. I told him he must have known I wanted to talk with him. He is my sounding board at times when I need another opinion. He has a four day weekend, but he isn't coming home. He says that it cost to much to fly home and he spent to much money while he was home. He was having polish sausage, with cabbage, carrots, turnips, onion, and potatoes cooked in his  crock pot for his Thanksgiving. It is good. He has fixed it a few times when he was staying with us. I don't think he is coming home for Christmas, but we will wait and see on that one. 
After eating with the kids, I will go up to the nursing home for a while. My daughter-in-law and I are going either Friday or Saturday to Jamesport. Missouri for the day. She is doing the driving and I am just riding. I don't know if the boys are going with us or staying with their dad. There is a craft show going on there besides doing the stores. I have a few places I want to go such as the grocery store, the fabric shop, and a couple of other places. The grocery store has old fashioned Christmas candy like we had when I was a child. I am going to go to the bakery with her too.  For one thing she is getting her chocolate to make the Christmas candy, you know the peanut clusters for one. 
I am looking forward to going. I don't know if I will spend that much money, but it will be something different. My daughter was going, but she needed to take care of some things at home. She wanted to start decorating for Christmas being she was home for an extra day. She drives over a hour one way to work every day so needless to say that doesn't leave much time to do things in the evening when she gets home. 
Taste of Home Cooking School is going to be here in our city. We were going, but I don't know about that  right now. You all have a great Thanksgiving. Take care

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Upside down

Have  you ever felt like you are turned upside down and don't know which is up or down? I have really missed being able to visit you all here in blog land. You don't really know how much it is part of your life until your routine has been turned upside down. Making decisions for other people's life is hard. You second guess yourself that you are hoping it was the right decision. The minutes seem like hours and drag ever so slow you don't want to watch the clock because that makes it worse because you think the hands are never going to move. The tears roll and you have to pull yourself together to be strong even though on the inside you feel emotionally and mentally drained. Finally getting to sleep in your own bed helps some and you have to trust others to take good care of your love one.
Today was the first day that my hubby actually ate two of his meals in the dining room with the other patients. He pushed himself and tried a little more then he probably should plus spending to long sitting in his wheel chair because he was really hurting when they put him back to bed. It will only be three weeks tomorrow since his surgery. They took the staples out today and I didn't think it looked as good as I have seen it look. The urologist took out his cathecather because of the infection. They have changed some medications again so maybe things will change. We have good days and bad.
I know that I didn't get to visit with my son as much as I would have liked, but he did take care of some things for mom while he was here. I have talked to him since he went back and he seems to know when mom needs to hear his voice.
I will go Saturday, eat lunch with my bubby and spend the rest of the afternoon with him. One of the craft shows I was going to do got cancelled. I have one more this Sunday 10-4, but I still can't see how we are going to fit in the room. They are saying there are 16 vendors. We shall see. I know if I don't like how it goes, I won't do it again. My grandson and I had a lot of fun this past weekend. We sold some. My john Deere green pillowcases went fast. I am working on another set and hope to have them done by this weekend.
Hope everyone is doing well and know that I have missed everyone of you. Take care until the next time

Thursday, November 8, 2012


Just a short not to bring you up to date at our house. They took hubby to the nursing home on Election Day  from the hospital in a care van. There was no way I could transport him with taking so many people to get him up. Of course, they used this neat machine that took that problem away. It will six to eight weeks recuperating from a hip replacement, injured foot, and they say that he has shingles all on the right side of his body. They didn't turn him enough so he has some bed sores in other areas. I think that it will probably be closer to two months with him being a diabetic before we get to come home.  I was glad to get him out of the hospital, the food and sofa was not the best in the world. I stayed with him 24/7 except when he was in ICU and they said I couldn't.  If I had tried to stay at the hospital, I would have slept close to an elevator in a visitation room. I just have a problem dealing with that so I would make the drive home and go back the next morning.
I have gone back to work and  will go to see him in the evening for about a hour or so. I am looking forward to Saturday because my grandson and I are doing a craft show that we have been looking forward to doing for so long. It will be a good change of scenery for me. Our son from Louisana is home, but will be heading back before long. He has taken care of some things here at the house for me such as putting in light bulbs, etc. He is lamenting he has to shave off his beard because of the job he is going to when he gets back he has to be clean shaven. It is good to have him home even if it is such a short time and has gone so fast. Well I am off to work Hope you  all are having a good week and a good weekend.